In contrary, early verses of the following chapter – Acts 5:1-10 narrated a story of hypocritical and covetous giving done by Ananias and his wife Sapphira in the same unified church and the consequence that followed. Immediately that unaccepted giving was spotted and eliminated from the church, there was again the flow of God’s power and grace in a greater dimension.
Acts 5: 12 – 15
Life is about giving and receiving, all with a sincere heart. Classic examples include parents donates reproductive cells to have a new born baby, teachers give to others via teaching and most importantly, God gave us Jesus Christ.
Anywhere there’s no giving, life ceases to exist. Giving opens the door for Holy Spirit to move in the church. Sincere giving is essential to life.
Beware not to be a blackhole in life!!!
Hypocritical and covetous giving blocks the grace of Kingdom giving and hinders the blessings of God in the church.
Sermon starts at 54:07